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Ever since i got the contraceptive injection my appetite has increased a huge amount! i'm always hungry! how to stop this before i become overweight?

Ever since i got the contraceptive injection my appetite has increased a huge amount! i'm always hungry! how to stop this before i become overweight?

Well, the Depo: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is known for weight gain, not necessarily increasing appetite. The injection has made u stop making estrogen from ovaries.This has a subtle effect on certain brain cells, can affect mood which can then affect reward. Try replacing estrogen with low dose estradiol. I would try that first. Topirimate at 50 mg is for migraines but may have an impact. Is sleep wake is off, may b more 2it? ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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I'm just on a strict diet and am always hungry. How can I get rid of hunger pains without eating?

I'm just on a strict diet and am always hungry. How can I get rid of hunger pains without eating?

Fiber is the key: Eating good amnount of fiber in ur meals and staying occupeid with other activities will help you i fur will power does not. The best way to lsoing wieght is ot not feel hungry so when u do eat u have to eat the right foods. Inclusde a lot of vegeies in ur diet and whole grain foods. This should help. ...Read more

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What can be done for a toddler who is getting to be overweight?

What can be done for a toddler who is getting to be overweight?

Limit intake: Infants and toddlers can be voracious eaters. This is instinctual but can be controlled by the parents. Discuss with your pediatrician nutritious alternatives lower in calories that will "fill" the child up but not contribute to caloric intake. Parents have total control of what a toddler eats but need to regulate this and not let the child dominate their thinking. ...Read more

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How do I know if my toddler is overweight? He is always at 99 percent for height and weight.

How do I know if my toddler is overweight? He is always at 99 percent for height and weight.

Weight for length: We usually refer to a weight for length chart for babies and young toddlers. This helps to put the proportions into perspective. ...Read more

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Child overweight, doesn't want to exercise, what to do?

Child overweight, doesn't want to exercise, what to do?

Childhood obesity: A growing problem in our country is childhood obesity. The dietary education is slowly happening in schools, but there needs to be an emphasis on regular exercise as well. I would suggest finding an activity they think is fun...Dance, soccer, karate, and encouraging it. Also, make them turn off the electronics for an hour or so a day, and engage in activities. The video games and apps can wait. ...Read more

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Why are people who are overweight so hungry?

Why are people who are overweight so hungry?

Overwieght eating: It is a fallacy that overweight people are always hungry. Did you know that if you ate an extra healthy apple (100 calories) just before going to bed every night that you would be one pound heavier in one month, 12 pounds heavier in one year, 60 pounds heavier in five years! it does not take very much to become overweight! ...Read more

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Always Hungry (Definition)

Always hungry is a symptom in which a person has a big appetite and seems to be hungry soon after eating. Active, growing teenagers may seem "always hungry" because they need more ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Increased Appetite (Definition)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than ...Read more